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Kansas School Psychologist Evaluation Protocol (KS-PEP)

The Kansas Association of School Psychologists (KASP), in accordance with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), support the importance of the accurate evaluation of school personnel. With the increase of support personnel in schools due to federal initiatives, such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), state departments and district administrators need to address the issue of appropriate evaluation tools for instructional and support personnel. 

In response to this need, KASP has developed an evaluation tool that aligns with NASP’s Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services (2020), or the NASP Practice Model, and the guidelines of the Kansas State Department of Education. This evaluation tool is designed to define and promote “best practice” to enhance student outcomes; in addition, to an evaluation process that is specific to school psychologists. This model delineates the training and the professional services that can be expected from school psychologists across the10 domains of practice. These domains are the following:

  1. Data-based decision making and accountability
  2. Consultation and collaboration
  3. Interventions and instructional support to develop academic skills
  4. Interventions and mental health services to develop social and life skills
  5. School-wide practices to promote learning
  6. Preventive and responsive services
  7. Family-school collaboration services
  8. Diversity in development and learning
  9. Research and program evaluation
  10. Legal, ethical and professional practice
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